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SPEAKER SERIES: “Great Cities,” June 5 through Dec. in Santa Clara Valley

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From 1stAct Silicon Valley:

On behalf of our partnering organizations, we would like to invite you to the Great Cities Speakers Series.

Beginning June 5, and continuing through December, the Series will consist of monthly public lectures designed to provoke thought, discussion and imagination about the city of the future and to bring important outside perspectives to local and regional efforts on civic planning, culture, art and design. Free tickets for each event may be requested at www.commonwealthclub.org or by email to info@1stACT.org.

The series will begin in conjunction with 01SJ: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge, on Thursday, June 5, 6-7 pm, with Stewart Brand, co-chairman and co-founder of The Long Now Foundation. On Sunday, June 8, 4-5 pm, William Morrish, professor of architecture and environmental planning at the University of Virginia will be featured. You can view full details of the speakers and their lecture topics at our web site www.1stACT.org. To receive notice of upcoming events please email info@1stACT.org.

The Great Cities Speakers Series schedule:

“City Planet,” Stewart Brand, co-chairman and co-founder of The Long Now Foundation, 6-7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, San Jose City Hall Council Chambers, 200 E. Santa Clara Street
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“When Cities Tango: The Art of Glocal Public Space Design,” William Morrish, professor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Environmental planning at the University of Virginia, 4-5 p.m., Sunday, June 8, San Jose City Hall Council Chambers, 200 E. Santa Clara Street
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Great Ideas for Building Livable Communities,” Dan Burden, director of Walkable Communities, 6-7 p.m., Monday, July 14, San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
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The New Majority-Minority City,” Dr. Glenna Matthews, author of “Silicon Valley Women and the California Dream,” 6-7 p.m., Monday, August 18, San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
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The Distinctive City,” Dr. Ann Markusen, professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development and director of the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at Rutgers University, 6-7 p.m., Monday, September 15, San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
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The Next Generation City,” Carol Coletta, president and CEO, CEOs for Cities and host, Smart City Radio, 6-7 p.m., Thursday, October 9, venue TBD
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“The Power of Zero: The Mayan Key to Vibrant Communities,” Luis Valdez, playwright, film maker, and educator, 6-7 p.m., Monday, November 3, San Jose Repertory Theater, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
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“The Reframing of the Everyday: Artists and Public Space,” Anne Pasternak, president and creative director, Creative Time, 6-7 p.m., Monday, December 1, San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
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